Impaired driver almost collides with officer conducting traffic enforcement on Jolley Cut
On Friday December 4, 2015 just before 9:00am two Hamilton police officers were conducting traffic enforcement on the up bound lanes of the Jolley Cut. One of the officers observed a blue sedan that was suspected of speeding. The officer then saw that the car registered a speed of 89km/hr in the posted 50km/hr zone.
The officer in full uniform and while wearing a reflective safety vest directed the driver to pull over as it was approaching. It became clear to the officer that the driver was not going to stop. The officer had to jump out of the path of the vehicle. The officers attended to their police vehicles and initiated their roof lights and sirens to initiate a traffic stop after catching up to the vehicle which was now at the top of the access. The officers suspected the driver was also impaired based on their observations of the vehicle driving up the access. The driver stopped.
The driver was spoken to by the officers at the side of the road about the incident. During the conversation the officer detected the odour of alcohol on the driver’s breath. The officer arrested the man for impaired operation of a motor vehicle. His vehicle was towed from the scene and the man was transported to the police station for breath tests of which he failed with readings over .200mgs.
The man was later released to appear in court at a future date to answer to the charges. In addition the man was also charged with a number of Highway Traffic Act related offences which included using plates not authorized for the motor vehicle and driving while under suspension.
ACCUSED: 44 year old man from Hamilton
CHARGES: Impaired driving, over 80mgs.
Constable Steve Welton Media Relations Officer